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Every Brilliant Thing Brings Real-life Issues to the Stage

Photo provided by Gesa Powerhouse Theatre

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017

The play "Every Brilliant Thing" addressed issues relevant to Walla Walla and encouraged audience participation.

Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

April 11, 2017

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16), Harper Joy Theatre. Free for Whitman students. "Babeland presents The 'Moregasm' Workshop:" A ...

Wire Watch – Week of February 9

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

February 9, 2017

One-Act Play Festival: Three short plays, each written, directed and designed by Whitman students, are performed back-to-back at Harper Joy Theatre! Free for Whitman students; showtimes at 8 p.m. on February 9-11, 2 p.m. on February 11-12. "Jazz Noir": The Dmitri Matheny group puts a jazz spin on well-...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Wire Watch: Week of September 29th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016

Each Thursday, The Whitman Wire highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week’s picks: LinkedIn Headshot Day, Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. "Inheritable Blood: Slavery & Sovereignty in Early America and the British Empire" wi...

“Rocky Horror” Warps to Power House Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 8, 2016

There’s a light over at the Gesa Power House Theatre and if you follow it, you are sure to find the Frankenstein place, sweet transvestites and time warps galore in Hypoxik Productions’ performance of one of the most famous science fiction double features of all time. “The Rocky Horror Show,” wr...

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including many Whitman students and faculty, arranged and set up many activities for visitors, such as...

Venues in town provide a variety of events

Photo by Hayley Turner.

Geoffrey Leach

November 6, 2014

The week, The Pioneer explored the variety of venues outside of campus that provide entertainment in Walla Walla. Gesa Powerhouse Theatre   Enjoy plays, concerts and festivals in this performing arts venue. The theater was transformed in 2011 from a decommissioned utility station. Performances happen approxim...

Happy Halloween!

Karah Kemmerly

October 31, 2013

This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Día de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel set in Walla Walla's supposedly haunted cemetery.

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